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On Geary's Front

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 15, 2008
1. On Geary's Front Marker
Inscription. In 1864, Collier Rd. topped the ridge N. Descending the slope E. it crossed the branch below the dam at Collierís Mill. Gearyís left – Candyís brigade & Aleshireís batteries [US] - were aligned along the old road facing south.

The 33d N.J. (Jonesí brigade) was sent to the high hill 500 yds. S. as an outpost. It had just gotten there when the left of Scottís brigade (Loringís div.), [CS] in a surprise attack, drove the 33d from the hill, captured its colors & pressed forward toward Gearyís line.

The left of Scottís brigade was driven back from Gearyís front; the right, was diverted E. of the branch by Gearyís oblique gun-fire.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-42.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.638′ N, 84° 24.225′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Collier Road NW and Walthall Drive NW, on the right when traveling east on Collier Road NW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gearyís Division ( within shouting
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By David Seibert, March 19, 2011
2. On Geary's Front Marker
distance of this marker); The Battle of Peachtree Creek ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Federal Forces Engaged/The Confederate Forces Engaged ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Federal Advance ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Federal Advance, Cont./The Change of Command ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Attack ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Attack, Cont. ( within shouting distance of this marker); Scott's Brigade ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding On Geary's Front. This clash was part of the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
On Geary's Front Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 19, 2011
3. On Geary's Front Marker
The marker overlooks Tanyard Branch valley to the east.
On Geary's Front Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 19, 2011
4. On Geary's Front Marker
Looking north on Walthall Drive; the marker is on the right, and the intersection wth Collier Road just beyond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 827 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 28, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on April 19, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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